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Question: TMA 02 PART A
What care services are available to people with long-term health conditions and why is it important that these services should take into account individuals’ sensitivities and circumstances? Base your argument on either the Ann and Angus or Anwar Malik case study in block 1 95%

PART B Good and Bad Practice Examples.

Answer: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity (WHO, 1946), involving the minimising of disease and the maximising psychological and social well-being. In contrast, being ‘ill’ health means not being in our ‘normal’ state of ‘health’ and has two aspects, not ‘feeling’ normal, and not being able to ‘act’ as normal (K101, Unit 2, p. 66). Some illnesses are long-term, defined as one that can not be cured but can be managed through medication and/or therapy (DH, 2012). Diabetes is a long-term condition caused by too much glucose in the blood. It affects 2.9 million people in the UK with around 850,000 more people thought to have undiagnosed diabetes (NHS Choices, 2012a).. 90% of suffers have Type 2 diabetes. There is a wide range of care services available to people with a long-term health condition...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Introduction to health and social care
  • Course: K101
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 95%
  • Words: 1847
  • Date submitted: January 26, 2013
  • Date written: February, 2012
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4436

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